I attended this meeting as I said I would here
I don’t have reporting skills to take word for word notes, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking instead:
A very diverse group….
…with many interests and agendas. Some want to plant flowers in grey/concrete spaces. Others want to grow food in abandoned spaces and community gardens. Some have access to garden and growing space while others don’t.
The co-ordinator of this event is Oren
wearing the cap.
Ward is beginning a business making and selling turn-key raised bed gardens and is chatting with Eileen who grows flowers in over 900 square feet of garden space in a number of community gardens.
Justin – who went out and built his own community garden near where he lives – wants to setup a non-profit group to organize offical community gardens in various parts of the city, is talking with Jan who has done similar work in the U.S.
It will be interesting to see where this leads.
The meeting was held at the Foundation Lounge which served a great food platter for all of us.